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  • Endurance Events And Athletic Competition Sport Drinks
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    The major reason anyone drinks fluid before, during and after physical activity is to replace the water that is lost through sweat. If the water isn't replaced dehydration will occur and performance will be hampered. The purpose of sports drinks is to help rehydrate your body quickly and help improve performance and productivity. This is accomplished through a well-balanced mix of water, sugar (carbohydrates) and salts (electrolytes), the major ingredients in most sports drinks. These ingredient...
  • Governing Bodies Of Sport In Order
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    "The two major justifications for the ban on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport relate to the protection of the health of athletes, and the maintenance of fair competition" (Black, 1996; as cited by Waddington, 2000) The main objective of the U.K. Statement of the Anti-doping Policy stems from this. The aim is to ensure that the various governing bodies of sport in the United Kingdom have consistent and regular sets of policies and regulations in order to "protect the rights of athl...
  • Psychology In Sports The Mind Body Connection
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    Psychology in Sports The mind-body connection is a very powerful one. For everything you think in your mind, your body has a reaction, regardless of whether it is real or imagined. For example, have you ever had a bad dream? Usually, you will wake up and your heart is racing, you are sweating and very agitated, even though all you were doing was sleeping. But, in your mind there was something bad going on and your body was reacting to it. Here's another example: if you are home alone and you hea...
  • Surf Gear And The History
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    Surfing The intent of this paper is to introduce the reader to surfing. There are many things to learn about surfing such as its history, surf gear, and safety hints. Surfing is a water sport that involves planing, "in a controlled way", on the sloping portion of a wave as it moves toward shore. The most basic form of the sport is body surfing. It is done without a board. A person first swims toward shore "to equal the wave speed". Then the person stiffens the body in order to "plane" on the fro...
  • Passionate About Sport And Aids
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    Mr President, Mrs Hummel, Mrs Green, Ladies and Gentlemen By 2010 one in every two 15 year old South Africans will be HIV positive... An alarming fact, which will have devastating impacts on all aspects of South African life. The statistics for HIV in SA, no matter how they are presented are frightening. Currently in SA 4, 2 Million people are HIV positive, that is a tenth of our population, more than any other country in the world. As AIDS is a very contentious issue at the moment in our countr...
  • Practice Of Yoga
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    Yoga Ben Kenner Page 2 Until last year the only sport I was involved with was Powerlifting. This is a sport relatively unknown by most, but is actually very popular. In Powerlifting you train in three specific lifts: The Squat, The Bench Press, and the Deadlift. After many years of training for a 600 lb. Squat, a 500 lb. Bench, and a 650 lb. Deadlift, I found myself plagued with many injures including torn ligaments, a torn pectoral muscle and chronic back and joint pain. After numerous visits t...
  • Internal Rules Of The National Sports Bodies
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    SPORTS DISPUTES AND THE RIGHT TO LEGAL PROTECTION OF SPORTSPERSONS IN MALAYSIA By: Zaid i bin Has sim, L.L. B (Hons), MCL (II UM) Matriculation Lecturer, International Islamic University Malaysia INTRODUCTION There are three main types of people in a sports body the sportsperson, coaches and officials or the main board of directors. These three types have different roles but at the same time they ought to give the best cooperation, but it is not easy to get members to guarantee their full cooper...
  • Origin Of Physical Training In Order
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    Sport training today has come a long way to become an essential part of not only elite athletes' lives, but also that of the common man. In Peter G. Mewett's article, "From Horses to Humans: Species Crossovers in the Origin of Modern Sports Training", he examines the history of sport and its crossover from horse training, and the influence of humours on developing training techniques. Mewett begins his article by identifying the birth of sport. He traces modern sport to, "the prizefighters compe...

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